Institute Dr Schrader

Max-Planck-Straße 6

+49 55 31 93 13 0



For more than 45 years, Institutes Dr. Schrader have been firmly established in the cosmetic sector. They are known worldwide for quality, know-how and expertise in research, development, testing and analysis of cosmetic raw materials and finished products.


Institutes Dr. Schrader — Quality for more than 45 Years

A service provider with the complete all-around service: research, development, testing and analysis of cosmetic products

Interdisciplinary synergies are incorporated in every order. Our worldwide customers profit from this because we can offer in the discussion of results thanks to the appropriate know how support for optimisation of their products and/or formulas.

You will find a permanent contact on our team who will support and advise you during the entire project phase. At all times your inquiries will be recorded reliably and answered competently and promptly.

Our service ranges from formulation consultation to choosing a test design or selecting raw materials for a new product to even an on-schedule final documentation in the form of a final report complete with tables and graphs; all reports and results are prepared flexibly according to your requirements – statistical analysis included.

The area of the company facilities in Holzminden with its state-of-the-art laboratories and test rooms totals about 5000 square meters.

In 18 fully climate-controlled test rooms numerous data are generated daily and processed and presented to our customers in the shortest amount of time.

Fully developed data protection concepts and a long-term reliable archiving of all project-related data ensure sustainable security for the data of our customers.

Our service – as always, a reliable service from Schrader!


For over 45 years, customers of Institutes Dr. Schrader have profited from innovations from the company's own research. Milestones in skin and hair physiological method development have originated at Institutes Dr. Schrader. Numerous research projects have continually provided innovative input for new findings in the field of cosmetics – to the benefit of our customers.


More than forty-five years of successful developmental work in the cosmetic field are the basis of our invaluable experience. Not least thanks to state-of-the-art laboratory and testing equipment our customers receive an individualised consulting service covering the complete range of cosmetic formulation techniques – at all times according to the latest technologies. We would be glad to support you in your development work on cosmetics and topical/pharmaceutical preparations.


Creation of customised test designs is as much a part of our daily business as comprehensive routine testing of skin and hair physiological products. For over 45 years, our expert reports have been a reliable source for substantiation of your product claims. Our technological work meets the highest standards for sustainable reproducible results. Participate on a profound database several thousand recorded volunteers for testing and the expert knowledge of many, many test products per year.


Analysis of the finished product has a high priority as analysis of raw materials and additives. Using the most modern – widely DAkkS accredited - analytical methods we produce reliable results in different matrices. For us analysis is more than testing alone: customers value our comprehensive consulting service above and beyond the results.

Institutes Dr. Schrader – Successful Internationally

To be able to meet the ever increasing requirements in the Asian market, Institute Dr. Schrader International GmbH was founded in 2004. The main focus of the Institute is to provide in vivo cosmetic testing on Asian skin and hair. To be able to do this a joint venture was founded in Beijing to perform on-site studies in China.

Institutes Dr. Schrader were the first German institute group to set up laboratories with a Chinese partner in the People’s Republic of China to test cosmetics. The joint institute called Beijing Sino-German Union Cosmetic Institute Co., Ltd. opened its doors in 2005 and is therefore a pioneer in testing cosmetics in a market where over 1.4 billion people live.

In August 2004, an agreement on the joint venture was reached after the responsible authorities in Beijing had searched worldwide for an appropriate partner. Institutes Dr. Schrader’s partner is the Chinese Academy of Inspection und Quarantine (CAIQ). The task of the joint venture is to test domestic and foreign products that are subject to skin and hair physiological tests.

Quality – The Highest Standard for Satisfied Customers

Customer satisfaction has the highest priority at Institutes Dr. Schrader. To guarantee this, we make the highest demands of ourselves and our employees. Only in this way can we be certain to offer the best quality.

The high priority of the topic of quality is also shown by the company's regular certification activities: in 2007 the certification of the Institutes Dr. Schrader were carried out according to DIN EN ISO 9001:2000 and later the re-certification under the revised standard DIN EN ISO 9001:2008 by TÜV Nord.

Since 2016 the Institutes Dr. Schrader have been recertified by TÜV Nord according to the new standard DIN EN ISO 9001:2015.

In addition to the certification according to DIN EN ISO 9001:2015, our analytical laboratory, Institut Dr. Schrader Ancopharm, has been approved by the German Accreditation Body (DAkkS) in accordance with DIN EN ISO 17025 as an investigation center since 2016.

Of course, these principles also apply to the international business: our joint venture in China, Beijing Sino-German Union Cosmetic Institute Co. Ltd., based in Beijing, was successfully certified according to ISO 9001:2008. In 2016 the recertification according to ISO 9001:2008 by Intertek, a member of the UKAS, was performed.

Every year numerous internal audits take place in Institutes Dr. Schrader. Our customers are also able to carry out audits on-site. Various processes are and will be validated through participation in round robin tests – to date with great success. The results of numerous audits – either by external or internal bodies – document our excellent results and the quality of the work involved: to the utmost satisfaction of our customers.